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u.n. calls on israel to open up its officially atomic inspection and join the global nuclear nonproliferation treaty. nato is expected to approve the deployment of border with syria despite warnings from russia that the move will further destabilize the. speaking exclusively. rebels being forced to fight for peace as the government keeps up its deadly raids and despite ongoing.
around the world on screen online international news and comment live from moscow israel is under pressure from the u.n. to open up the world the nuclear arsenal it denies even exists in an overwhelming vote the general assembly approved a resolution urging the country to allow inspections of its atomic facilities. reports. this one in the past has never opened its facilities in fact the israeli government has never gone on record publicly stating that it has nuclear capability they will sponsor it's always been no comment but of course it is widely assumed and widely understood that israel has a nuclear program particularly in the south of the country in dimona what we're hearing now is a resolution that has been overwhelmingly passed by the united nations general assembly and this calls on israel to quickly open its nuclear facilities to international and inspectors from the international atomic energy agency the resolution was passed with one hundred seventy four in favor six against and six
abstentions and essentially it's calling on israel to join in the non proliferation nuclear treaty not as of yet it is off for countries who do have nuclear arms but who are not recognized by this nonproliferation proliferation treaty these resolutions of the united nations are not legally binding but they are important because they reflect world opinion and they certainly carry political weight so this is something that will make tel aviv sit up and take notice what we've witnessed ever since the palestinians went to the united nations last week and were recognized with increased status is a strong reaction from the israeli government the israeli prime minister netanyahu or not that he was approving some three thousand new sick who are in this essentially in an area known as the one which is in these two men the west bank and it does mean that these two areas will be cut off from each other the international criticism came harsh and came quickly we're not hearing that australia is the latest country to summon its ambassador to talk to him over this latest israeli
move this doesn't follow announcements by far and some bush and sweden that they were considering recording of their own have bastard is over this announcement from tel aviv we've since heard from paris that they're not going to record an investor but that issue is still on the table and to quote the french ministry all options are available but one has also said that it's waiting to see how. talks will go before that once is the solution but certainly there has been a lot of international condemnation it hasn't as of yet any official israeli reaction truck into israelis on the ground many believe that this was a move by natanya who the head of genuine parliamentary election is trying to curry favor and. within the domestic market. iran claims have captured an american drone in its airspace the scan eagle aircraft was apparently conducting a reconnaissance flight when it was seized but the u.s. naval forces responded saying all of their planes are accounted for university of tehran professor side mohammad marandi says that washington is responsible for
heightening tensions the united states is that we hate being in a very hostile manner towards iran the very fact that drones are cars and they going over iranian airspace the americans are carrying out. psychological warfare against iran and they shut down the iranian central bank and preventing iran from even importing medicine some people have died because of a shortage of medicine in iran because of the sanctions that the u.n. the united states have imposed on the country that hurt them more than anyone else because it shows how aggressive western countries are behaving this heightened tensions because this forces iran to behave more aggressively towards the united states and its allies because it sees such actions potential the only reason why american drones could be in iranian airspace is for them to carry out surveillance operations against iranian targets. nato foreign ministers are meeting in brussels where they're expected to approve the deployment of patriot missiles in turkey also
its alliance partners for the weapons after several deadly cross border far incidents with syria. is the nato headquarters with the latest. russian foreign minister sergei lavrov says that circle is seriously overestimating threats coming from the syrian border that's every time information appears in the media that syria is relocating its chemical weapons and is ready to use them against rebels russia double checks that information and every time receives reassurances that this is not the case and present bashar assad has said to himself many times that he's not planning such a scenario for in this country chemical weapons will not be used however the secretary general of nato rasmussen says that even if this is the case even if series not intending to use chemical weapons against its own people still nato has the rights to protect its ally turkey from any potential threats that's
becoming from the syrian border russian president vladimir putin visited istanbul on monday where he said that's once again russian doesn't support bashar al assad or his regime but putting pressure just one side of the conflict is not going to resolve it and it's a biased solution and sending patriots suits erkki is going to do exactly that is going to put pressure on president bashar al assad and not see all the opposition groups in syria and what needs to be done really is all sides of the conflict should be. added negotiation table and discuss the future of the country without international interferences. and inside syria state media reports as a rebel mortar attack on a school in the damascus suburbs has killed twenty nine students and a teacher is the latest incident of collateral damage in the conflict that has allegedly claimed hundreds of lives in the past few days alone the syrian government maintains its fighting terrorists and controlled let's get some reaction
now from historian gerald horne. joining me live from new york once again civilians are being caught in the crossfire what reaction coming from the international community and indeed from nato to this latest reporting killing of innocents by the rebels. well the killing of innocents by the rebels actually is part of the blueprint of the north atlantic treaty organization it's no secret that they would like to see the departure of president assad but i'm afraid that they haven't thought through the consequences of their actions recalled that in february march two thousand and eleven we were seeing the same scenario we were seeing the sonority all about suppose the protection of civilians in northern africa or libya in particular and how that became a prelude to regime change in tripoli now we're being told that turkey needs patriot missiles for defensive purposes not least to protect civilians and i think it's fair to infer that this is the prelude to another attempt at regime change
this time in damascus but if turkish civilians are being caught up in this doesn't have a right to protect itself therefore look at this plan and implement patriot missiles . the problem is turkey is not entering the situation with clean hands turkey on the one hand is helping to supply the rebels who are attacking damascus and damascus understandably is shooting back and then turkey claims that it needs defensive weaponry to protect civilians and now if turkey were to stand down from supplying the rebels perhaps they would not have the problem of protecting civilians on their side of the border the russian says the deployment of the missiles will only escalate the conflict nato says it will d. as the employment of these missiles will act as a deterrent so we believe well i tunes have to believe president putin i'm afraid that the north atlantic treaty organization has not thought through the consequences of their actions we now see that in libya there has been the
resurgence of a certain kind of islamicist strain that it has spread into northern mali and now the international community has to contemplate a military intervention basically to clean up the mess that was created by their intervention in north africa in libya in two thousand and eleven now there are seemingly pushing to install similar islamicist in power in damascus and i dare say in two thousand and thirteen some time next year there will be further discussion the international community to clean up the mess that this intervention in damascus has created a lot of tall jerad of chemical weapons perhaps being used by the syrian authorities but isn't the biggest threat here is what happens to those stockpiles of chemical weapons if they do indeed exist what happens if they get into the wrong hands after assad does go if he does get. well not only are there chemical weapons getting into the wrong hands we've also heard reports the belt the anti aircraft missiles in the hands of rebels and i think it's fair to suggest that there is
a potential danger to civilian aircraft in the region with regard to chemical weapons recall the discussion in iraq about so-called weapons of mass destruction we came to find out that such weapons did not exist i would hope that the international community would walk carefully and warily before going down the same road that it tried in iraq just a few years ago you talked about libya a little bit earlier nature officials stress the missiles in turkey will not be part of an effort to set up a no fly zone over syria they've been very keen to stress that although having said that many would argue that a no fly zone in libya did actually help save many lives and indeed bring an end to the conflict that. well the fact of the matter is that the so-called no fly zone in libya also led to the killing of tens of thousands perhaps more of civilians because that no fly zone so-called was a prelude to a bombing campaign by the nato forces led by the united states in north africa that
killed countless numbers of civilians and i would hope that that same scenario does not play out in syria will it need to play out that it looks as if there is going to be no need for a major accidental help official help like a no fly zone we're seeing actually the syrian rebels really making significant gains in that drive towards damascus do you think the end is in sight for sad now. the n. may be insight for a thaw but the end does not incite and terms of the ending of the killing in syria we all know that in some ways this conflict in syria is a proxy war it's a proxy war between the united states and its saudi allies on the one hand backing the rebels and the iranians backing the assad regime now if all assad goes dare say that there will still be countless supporters of all assad and helped countless supporters of his regime and there will probably be massive bloodletting
on both sides and that's what the international community is basically pushing itself towards right now i want to just briefly does the implications of what happens could happen inside syria what are the implications for the region as a whole well there is a continued growth of the so-called office trend that emerges from saudi arabia these religious conservative radicals who have in the first place a particular animosity towards women and it seems to me that whatever happens in syria internally this trend will continue to proliferated not least because there's not sufficient pressure on the saudi regime to stop it paint a grim picture it's very interesting to hear what you say thank you very much indeed live from new york author and historian general whom we appreciate you being on thank you. well there are reports of injuries in the egyptian capital karo where the present protesters have clashed with police security forces used
tear gas against a march that was heading towards mohamed morsi is palace and we're showing you live pictures now from the city's top here square which has been the heart of the protest against the president's seizure of extra powers than the new draft constitution the outline of how the nation will be governed has been drawn up by an islamist led panel with the backing of the leader a number of egyptian newspapers refused to publish their tuesday editions in protest and journalists are denouncing the draft because they are concerned about potential restrictions on freedom of expression and see a message which they issued to their readers today. zante live here most can still to come this hour a german hat trick as i know america which is a campaign to get another term as german chancellor look at what reelection would mean for the eurozone. plus the growing spits in us society with an online produce separatism movement attracting more than a million that miss
a report right after the break stay with us live here this is a. wedge issues do just what their name implies they get between people and drive them apart like a wage and these issues seem to always take the forefront in the media things like abortion gun rights marijuana legalization and the weather well the weather isn't really a wedge issue but people sure talk about it way too much there's only so much room with the national discourse and the switch issues just eat up all of the time and attention but the thing is that there's a little something called the tenth amendment you know the one that says that any powers that are specifically delegated the federal government are reserved for the states and last time i checked the constitution doesn't have a special weed clause saying that marijuana has to be an all or nothing a national proposal and that goes for abortion and most of the wedge issues also
more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. operations are all. life here in moscow news continues now the painstaking search for peace in colombia sees the latest round of talks between the government and follicle rebels begin on wednesday because come amid the deadliest military raid against the armed opposition since talks began in october the colombian president says an agreement must be reached by next november at the latest and it's valid to keep military operations he says if the rebels disarm they will be given a path into politics during an exclusive interview with r.t. a top official admitted they want peace but being forced to fight for it. human how
enough are gravel some colombian officials are holding talks trying to hammer out a peace deal letting america's fiercest drive also and their force attempt to put an end to the fifty year old conflict this has claimed more than half a million lives and the sole woman at the negotiating table is dutch fighter and yet no meyer she left her alone to join fire ten years ago to fight what she calls social justice and has become a symbol of their revolution struggle that is spoke exclusively to our t. in the fields t.v. interview she in the new talks launched we have not taken the arms because we wanted we have taken the arms because the colombian state and the united states imperialism have obliged us compelled us to do so that's a that's one very important thing to keep in mind. we as an armed organization have always wanted dialogue we have always wanted peace we have always
asked for peace the prospects for success during the negotiations in her honor mediated by cuba and norway a fragile this saturday the colombian army launched a bombing offensive killing twenty rebels this was fired in a unilateral cease fire and then it told me that with people being killed for their views it's unfair to blame them for. people who were in colombia want to fight for ideas different than the neo liberal ideas are killed so how is it possible to participate in politics if people who have other ideas are killed and that's the reason of the armed struggle in colombia that's the reason why we are still fighting donna told me fark is not sponsored by the other religion american countries they spied such claims from the west and also commented on scandal cost when your diary was founded by the colombian army and was made public gauge the full interview here on our t.v. it's coming your way on wednesday. i know merkel has been reelected head of
germany's christian democratic union with a record of ninety seven point nine percent approval she's now hoping to win a third term as chancellor in next year's general elections german politicians stefan told my colleague ben would say he believes that germany doesn't have any real alternative to the frau in crisis times people always flock around the strong leaders. there is neither in the union in the christian democratic union challenger nor is there anybody from the opposition so far who is a strong enough personality to really challenge her so merkel is trying to tie the e.u. to a fiscal union if michael is reluctant for a third term how much will her european economic policy change i mean will it become more aggressive she seems to have a lot of weight since she is the most popular person at the moment. yeah it will not become more aggressive but it will be felt more strongly because this fiscal
union which is imposed from central bureaucratic brussels will force. the people to accept things that they otherwise wouldn't accept so it will become and so governments and parliaments will lose its sovereign budget rights and that is unbelievable for a confederation of states as europe it is so if she is reelected will she be seeking to firmly establish germany as the center of the euro politically as well as economically no i don't think so i think she will still seek the support of all other european partner countries however the central forces of brussels will become stronger and that is generally a bad. development it would be much better the sovereign states the confederation what have its proper parliaments to decide upon these things instead of somebody in
the central in brussels. india has announced is ready to deploy its navy in the south china sea to protect its oil interests the concerns were caused by accusations from vietnam that china is interfering with shipping and all exploration in the area with beijing building up its military the sea is at the center of a five nation scramble for influence and control and it does not lay any territorial claims but its national interests are tied to the seas vast natural resources professor at school of international affairs. says delis keeping a firm grip on its national interests. while it's true what you know these days in getting not confirmed by geography is quite global and so china sea off the coast of vietnam in your state owned company has invested all two hundred million dollars already for exploration. to get seed as beleaguered but
necessary by the indian military to be able to see that if our interests are now are so widespread then people also need to show our capabilities to defend our interests and of course the situation in south china sea as being not deteriorating in terms of security and high level of competition and bickering between some austrian countries and china and since vietnam is one of the contenders for these disputed territories and india has a relationship with vietnam that expanding we have to look at this. you know we know in this context near big bear you know for example you know we tell. people you know they're slow i see needle wants to bring in our current are all part of a larger opposition. we don't need the. races resources and so on. americans in the hundreds of thousands have clicked to
the selling button on internet petitions saying they no longer want their states to be part of the u.s. when to pull not investigates why a growing number of u.s. nationals eager to rip the stalls and stripes apart. tonight. for two minor tears after the former colonies won the right to determine its own destiny. the task of perfecting the art here you have moved forward. for weeks following barack obama's reelection nearly one million americans have moved forward by campaigning to break apart all fifty states have filed online petitions with the white house requesting to peacefully secede from this so-called perfecting union a movement that's garnered more than thirty thousand signatures in north carolina where many like michael toggled. see independence as a symbol may twentieth
a consistent one is the day that north carolina sated from the union and america's stars and stripes ripping at the seams there's no doubt in my mind that it is inevitable i mean something like this with the the debt this country has with the growing disunion among in the among the people they can't last forever and that's through the lesson of history big empires always collapse on their own white secession supporters like bernard first some say washington's weight of growing debt and loose wars government intrusion and a broken immigration system has become a bipartisan destructive force is beyond reform you can't reform that federal government whether it's the republicans in charge or obama basically the republicans are just as bad as far as we're concerned they're corrupt and are out of touch in southern former confederate states like north carolina culture and social issues play a big role for those like harold cruz who believes the us is too big and thus
destined to fail north carolina and the south general. were different country already than the united states we simply need our own government we have different values different belief systems critics have dismissed secessionists as disgruntled voters angry over president obama's second term however in the two thousand and eight presidential election obama became the first democrat in more than thirty years to win north carolina a red state turned blue with the promise of change four years later tens of thousands of voters in the very same state believe they'd be better off on their own us to the average american the things they believe in they're tired of the endless wars and here we are talking about invading iran now i can't think of anything more the white house meanwhile promises to review and issue an official response to all petitions with twenty five thousand or more. or signatories at least seven states fit that category that we used to be on the interstate driving
along at thirty five miles an hour by ourselves with secession as a goal and now we're being passed on both sides in lanes by people going faster than we are and it's amazing because here we were thought to be radical fifteen or ten years ago and now we're mainstream. mainstream movement to move. marina port nile artsy. will bring you inside on the global financial headlines from washington. the stunning beauty of reindeer gracefully dancing across the arctic tundra more than just a scenic image it is a way of life traditionally the people are nomadic reindeer herders and go in many
ways they lead a simple and rustic life they are also highly skilled and organized. another weekend. google moving around. respond to summer depending on. the day we found this particularly camp they were settled near the coast of the ta to see here for families work together to manage nearly a thousand reindeer herding reindeer is not just a job for the people in fact it's a part of their entire culture and way of life and that they can use almost every single part of the reindeer to help them survive. a deer is a means of transportation. equipment and clothes for the outside and. the life in the tundra is harsh and so before winter hits many of the children are helicoptered to the center of the district and not even for boarding school.
students learn different languages utilize modern technologies through specialized grant programs and even learn arts skills all within a protected environment the school was founded. a new. scientist who wanted a better way of life for his people but even with the most progressive ideas and education many that say they don't want to trade the modern life of their beloved. i have returned to the tundra and i actually like it here if you're outside there's fresh air fresh water looks at the site you can see deer it's a joyful sight. a sentiment that hopefully ensures that russia's nor the reindeer will have caretakers for generations to come.
good afternoon welcome to capital account i'm lauren lyster here in washington d.c. these are your headlines for monday december third two thousand and twelve reuters reports some wall street banks are looking to help their foreign customers skirt new u.s. regulations for over the counter derivatives they're looking at ways to route trades reportedly vietnam on u.s. affiliates exploiting the lack of a precise definition for what exactly constitutes a u.s. person now it may not come as a surprise that wall street will be trying to find a way around regulations it doesn't like but what is the antidote for lucky for us former f.d.i.c chairwoman sheila bair is here to lend her experience and perhaps provide some answers and it's a theme we often talk about on this show financial regulations that disproportionately hurt smaller players sheila bair lays out some specific examples from her time in the regulatory trying to.